Harvest time is upon us

September 7, 2012
What a fast summer this was.  We have had a great year at the vineyard and are proud to produce the finest crop of grapes ever.  Tomorrow we will harvest our Baco Noir grapes which have been sold to Schwenk winery on the Niagara wine trail.

We are very proud to offer premium juices for the home wine maker this season.  In addition to getting the best juice available in the area we will be able to provide grape skins to those who want to get more tannins and color into their wines at home.  We are blessed by another fruitful year.
 

Our 2012 season

July 11, 2012
We are very blessed here at Five Sons Vineyard.  We enjoyed a very mild winter and were spared damage to our vines from late spring cold weather by our late pruning technique.  We prune our vines from Feburary to March which keeps our vines dormant a few weeks longer.  By doing this our vines were not damaged by the late cold weather we experienced.  Many vineyards in the area had nearly an 80% loss fruiting buds this spring.

We are looking forward to harvesting the largest crop ever at Five S...
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2011 season

September 4, 2011
The 2011 season has just flown by at Five Sons Vineyard!  Adam and I have been very busy with our vineyards namesakes (our five sons) and it seems like yesterday that we were standing in the cold pruning our vines.  Now we are looking forward to harvesting another grand crop of Cayuga Blanc in the next few weeks.  We also have a nice crop of Baco Noir, Blau Frankish and Traminette that will be harvested this fall. 

Over the winter of 2011 we did have some cold damage to some of our vines due ...

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Blau Frankish are harvested

October 14, 2010
Five Sons harvested the Blau Frankish grapes.  Although we did not get a large volume of grapes this year due to a late frost this spring.  We were able to produce high quality grapes.  We have plans next year to use a product that will prevent damage from a late frost and allow our vines to yeild at full production. 

Another difficulty that we had this season was bird damage to our Baco Noir grapes.  Unfortunately we were unable to harvest a crop of Baco Noir this year because of the birds. ...
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Harvest 2010

October 3, 2010
Five Sons Vineyard harvested our Cayuga White grapes this weekend.  Thank you to all the friends and family that helped.  We had a great time and enjoyed a wonderful post harvest feast.  God has blessed us with fantastic family and friends and a bountiful harvest.  The cayuga White grapes are premium and will make premium wine, look for it a Schwank Wine Cellars.  Later this week we will be harvesting our Blau Frankish grapes.
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Harvest at Five Sons on October 1st

September 28, 2010

This has been a great season at Five Sons Vineyard.  We planted Cabernet Franc and Vignoles this spring and they have grown wonderfully over the summer.  We had tremendous vine growth this year due to the rain and the warm weather.  It was a challenge to keep the foliar growth under control this summer and we spent many hours trimming the vines and cluster thinning the grapes.

The result is a gorgeous crop of grapes.  Our Cayuga White and Blau Frankish grapes will be harvested this weekend.  T...


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Looks like a nice crop

August 23, 2010

We are very excited about this years crop.  It has been a warm and somewhat wet summer, which can be a problem with molds and mildews on our grapes.  But thanks to an excellent spray and management program (thank you Adam) our grapes are disease free and look wonderful.

Already our Cayuga Blanc are at 16.5 brix of sugar compared to last years 11 brix of sugar at this time.  This means a higher natural sugar content and possible earlier harvest for our grapes.  This is all very good news as our...


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Five Sons Vineyard


Adam and Aimee Mesiti Five Sons Vineyard is modeled after the small family owned European vineyards. At Five Sons every grape vine is hand planted, hand pruned and every grape is hand picked. Quality, not quantity, is our objective.

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